Jordan Breakfast Club

Michael Jordan needs no introduction, six-times NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, Olimpic Champion, Hall of Fame member, his award and trophy list is almost endless, and he’s probably the best athlete of all times. Don´t know what the Breakfast Club is?

The legendary Breakfast Club

Jordan began to train with weights on game days in 1989 with his personal trainer, Tim Grover, revolutionizing the way many players trained during the season. Designed to maintain strength in areas that get worn out during the course of the season, the workouts were done early in the morning to allow enough recovery time before the game.
 
Years later, Pippen, Ron Harper, and Randy Brown would join MJ at his house for the workout, the legendary Breakfast Club was birthed. Whether it was a practice day or game day, it didn’t matter, Jordan and his crew would gather at his Highland Park, Illinois mansion between 5-7 am to work out. The Breakfast Club became a way of life and probably the most exclusive workout in the history of sports.
 
In 2017, Jordan brand brings the Breakfast Club to a limited number of players around the world (300) through an elevated training collection and interactive training regime curated by Jordan Brand’s family of athletes and Master Trainer, Alex Molden. Built around a 30-day program designed to help players improve their speed, strength, and reaction skills. Whether you are a total beginner or have been training for years, the plan is a great one for athletes of all levels.
 
I´ve been a fan my entire life so, when the opportunity to join the Jordan´s Breakfast Club showed up, I jumped in without hesitation. Wouldn´t you?

My personal experience

I´m not a morning person plus I´m Spanish, we wake up at 8:00 in the best case scenario so, my phone buzzing at 6:23 for a workout? I´m telling you, that´s no fun at all. But after the inevitable “what the f…!”, I enjoyed every single workout.
 
During 4 weeks my days started with a full-body dynamic warmup, speed work, strength training, and reaction exercises. I can assure you it was worth it. Not just for the obvious physical improvement but the kick-ass mentality. After you finish any of these workouts you´re ready to deal with anything life throws at you.
 
Two weeks after we finished the challenge, I filled the typical satisfaction survey. A week later I got an email.
I had this interview with Jordan´s Marketing Director to give them feedback about the challenge.
 
It turned out I was kind of a unicorn: the only personal trainer, and the only person outside the US to join the challenge. Which means lots of questions. Those scheduled 30 minutes became 90 minutes!
 
We talked about absolutely everything and she focused mostly on the things that I had not liked about the challenge. Of course, the first thing on the list was the schedule. Training at 6 in the morning is not done in all countries, and I explained a little about the Spanish way of life. Another thing was to use Messenger to deliver the workouts. Every time I want to repeat the challenge, I have to scroll up 20 minutes to get to day one. The next day, 19 minutes to get to day two. And so on.
 

About each objection, she wrote and asked me how I thought they could improve that particular aspect. I couldn’t help but think that this is how each company’s customer service should work.

She made me feel so comfortable that I dared ask if I could share the challenge with my friends.

She smiled and said: “I was waiting for you to ask me. For being a valuable contributor, we will be happy if you share it with whoever you want. The only condition is that the challenge remains free.”

So, keep this lovely woman in your prayers because thanks to her, I am very happy to be able to share these workouts with you! The challenge is no longer available on the Jordan website so, this is your last chance to join such an exclusive world-class challenge.

I´m honored to invite you to the Jordan Breakfast Club

The only thing I changed is the delivery system. You´ll get a daily email with the workout, cues, and video demonstrations. This way you can save and treasure these awesome workouts, and take the challenge again in the future without the burden of scrolling up your Messenger for ages.

As a member of this elite program, you´ll be working to your full potential, pushing to your absolute limits, and showcase that, like MJ himself, your work extends way past the court and off the court.

So get your workout clothes on, and get ready to enjoy a good sweat! Sign up below to become part  of the most exclusive challenge in the world 🐐 👇👇👇 

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Lower Back

The Erector Spinae is not just one muscle, but a bundle of muscles and tendons. Paired, they run more or less vertically. It extends throughout the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions, and lies in the groove to the side of the vertebral column.

Latissimus Dorsi

The latissimus dorsi is the larger, flat, dorsolateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region.

Deltoids

The Deltoid muscle is the muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder. It is divided into three portions, anterior, lateral and posterior, with the fibers having different roles due to their orientation.

Infraspinatus

The Infraspinatus muscle is one of the four rotator cuff muscles crossing the shoulder joint and is commonly injured. It is the main external rotator of the shoulder joint.

Biceps

The Biceps brachii is  actually two separate bundles of muscles (heads). The two heads of the Biceps vary in length and as a result, are called the Short and the Long Biceps heads.

Triceps

The Triceps Brachii muscles  have three muscle heads: Lateral, Medial and Long head. Primarily responsible for the extension of the elbow joint. The lateral head is used for movements requiring occasional high-intensity force, while the medial fascicle enables more precise, low-force movements.

Forearm
(Anterior muscles)

The Pronator teres pronates the forearm, turning the hand posteriorly. If the elbow is flexed to a right angle, then pronator teres will turn the hand so that the palm faces inferiorly. It is assisted in this action by pronator quadratus.

Forearm
(Posterior muscles)

The Extensor Digitorum muscle helps in the movements of the wrists and the elbows. It extends the phalanges, then the wrist, and finally the elbow. It acts principally on the proximal phalanges. It tends to separate the fingers as it extends them.

Pecs

The pectoralis major makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female.

The pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the pectoralis major. 

Abs

The Rectus Abdominis is the most superficial of the abdominal muscles. It is this muscle which forms the six-pack shape! It is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the abdomen. There are two parallel muscles, separated by a midline band of connective tissue called the linea alba.

Obliques

The External Oblique is situated on the lateral and anterior parts of the abdomen. It is broad, thin, and irregularly quadrilateral. It is the largest and the most superficial (outermost) of the three flat muscles of the lateral anterior abdomen. 

Glutes

The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert on the femur. The functions of the muscles include extension, abduction, external rotation, and internal rotation of the hip joint.

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Quadriceps

The Quadriceps Femoris is the knee extensor muscle.  As a group, the quadriceps femoris is crucial in walking, running, jumping and squatting. It´s subdivided into four separate “heads”.

Hamstrings

A hamstring is any one of the three posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee (from medial to lateral: semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris). The hamstrings are quite susceptible to injury.

Lower Leg

The gastrocnemius and the soleus form what we know as calf. They are involved in activities such as walking, running, jumping… 

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Trapezius

The trapezius is a broad, flat and triangular muscle. The muscles on each side form a trapezoid shape. It is the most superficial of all the back muscles.

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